Local orthodontist creates Halloween candy buyback
Now that Halloween is over, there's a way for children to trade in their leftover candy for a good cause.
Dr. Vic Grazina, an East Hampton orthodontist, created a candy buyback program that encourages students to donate their leftover Halloween candy so that servicemen and women can get a treat from back home. Children hand in their leftover candy to their school, and his business then buys it back.
Dr. Grazina says the candy then gets turned over to the American Legion in Eastport, where it's sorted and sent to service members.
So far, more than 3,000 pounds of candy have been collected from schools.
The buyback program is looking for volunteers to help with sorting and packing boxes that will be shipped out to servicemen and women.